The Prince Edward Island Regiment (RCAC)

Unit Identificaton

The Prince Edward Island Regiment Badge

PARVA SUB INGENTI
The small under the protection of the great
 

Location

Prince Edward Island Regiment
3 Haviland Street
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 3S7
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The Prince Edward Island Regiment

The Prince Edward Island Regiment, Charlottetown, PE

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: 36 CBG Recruiting Office Charlottetown
Phone: 902-894 7391
Cell: 902-314-2545
Email: PEIArmyRecruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
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When We Train

We train in Charlottetown and Summerside from September to June on Thursday evenings (7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) and one weekend per month. 

From May to August, full-time summer employment is available.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

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Who We Are

The Prince Edward Island Regiment (RCAC) is a Primary Reserve armoured reconnaissance regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces. The regiment headquarters is in Charlottetown, PEI.

The Armoured Reconnaissance is the eyes and ears of the advancing friendly forces. Usually deployed 5 - 50 km in front of the main body. Their primary role is to obtain accurate information on the enemy and the ground in all phases of war and pass it back quickly to the higher command. Trained in observation and surveillance, Armoured officers are given the freedom to use their initiative and training to execute this task, normally while leading groups of 3 - 21 people. Armoured Soldiers operate and maintain armoured fighting vehicles, its weapon systems and its communication equipment.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commanding Officer - Lieutenant-Colonel M.G. Moriarity, CD
  • Sergeant-Major - Chief Warrant Officer W.J. Crabb, MMM, MSM, CD

Contact Us

Prince Edward Island Regiment
3 Haviland Street
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 3S7

Phone: Office: 902-894 7391      
Cell: 902-314-2545
Email: PEIArmyRecruiting@forces.gc.ca

News

Sergeant  Rodney Tatchell serving as part of the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)

Gagetown units are a different kind of busy

Oromocto, New Brunswick — Captain Matt Bernhardt has a good mental snapshot to illustrate the pace of life within his unit, 4 Artillery Regiment (General Support) Royal Canadian Artillery [4 Regt (GS)]: “Between July and December of last year, I was not home for more than about two weeks at a time. My last water bill was $15.”
June 6, 2018

Brigadier-General J.J.M.J. (Jocelyn) Paul

Understanding identities: a talk with Brigadier-General Jocelyn Paul

Ottawa, Ontario — Being an Indigenous member of the Canadian Army has brought many advantages to one of Canada’s most senior officers.
May 23, 2018

The newly re-designed 5th Canadian Division Support Group badge

New Visual Identifier for 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown’s Support Formation

Gagetown, New Brunswick — A new visual identifier for 5th Canadian Division Support Group (5 CDSG) was unveiled on May 9th, 2018 during the 60th anniversary gala dinner for 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown.
May 10, 2018

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Our History

Prince Edward Island was discovered in 1534 by Jacques Cartier. The Island's military history dates back to 1720, when 30 soldiers protected 300 French colonists at Port LaJoie, now Charlottetown. After the French surrender of the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1758, the Island fell under British control. Most of its Acadien inhabitants were subsequently deported. In 1769 St. Johns Island became a separate province from Nova Scotia, and was renamed Prince Edward Island in 1799.

In 1780 the Island's first Militia act was passed by the general assembly of the Island of St Johns. It stipulated that the Island's inhabitants should be well armed and properly trained to defend themselves. A Militia is an army composed of citizens, rather than professional soldiers. It is designed to be called out only in times of emergency. All Militia men had to provide their own uniform of accepted local pattern, but were armed at Government cost. They trained once a year, and by 1829 there were 5400 men, forming many localized units spread out over a number of Island communities.

Shortly after Prince Edward Island joined Confederation in 1873, the Canada Militia Act of 1875 reorganized all Militia units.

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